This week’s toys are full of stars, robots and giant dinosaurs
Welcome to Toy Aisle, Gizmodo’s regular roundup of the latest cool toys on the internet. This week: Buzz gets the toys Andy dreamed of for Light year, jurassic world conjures up the mother of all T-Rex toys, and Hot Toys gets shocking for a new Spider Man: No coming home figure. Check it out!
Tamashii Nations SH Figuarts Light year Buzz Lightyear and Chogokin XL-15 spacecraft
Pixar Light year promises to bring more depth and story to one of the company’s most popular characters. For collectors looking to add a new and improved Buzz Lightyear figure to their collections with more detail than you’ll find on toy store shelves now, Tamashii Nations is bringing just that to their SH Figuarts line, with a Buzz figure that includes interchangeable head. sculpts, alternate arms, a blaster, a laser sword and a jetpack that can even be upgraded with wings. The figure will be joined by a nearly 10-inch-long die-cast version of Lightyear’s XL-15 spacecraft with working retractable landing gear, gorgeous paint job, and matching scale figures of Buzz and Zerg. Price and availability TBA.
Mattel jurassic world Hammond Collection Tyrannosaurus Rex Figure
Of course, it will be fun to see Sam Neill’s Alan Grant and Laura Dern’s Ellie Sattler in a Jurassic movie again, but most of us will be buying our tickets to see the dinos, including the real star of the franchise, the original movie’s T-Rex, who is hopefully back in action. Otherwise, this new addition to Mattel’s detailed Hammond figure collection is a great consolation prize. For US$50 ($69), the 24-inch-long figure doesn’t include any human characters from the movies, but compensates with 14 points of articulation that include a movable tongue and jaw tendons that stretch when he opens his mouth. Target had it available for pre-order momentarily, though a specific ship date is not yet known.
hot toys Spider-Man: No Coming Home 1/6 scale electro action figure
Hot Toys slowly but surely weaves its way through the villains of the latest Spider Man film with a new version of Jamie Foxx’s electro. The 1:6 toy comes with all the usual matching hands to pose, and of course, worthy of Electro, a bright yellow lightning effects metric button to pose on his hands and chest – the latter including an effect light on his chest armor to help add to the electric effect. Coolest of all though? The star-shaped piece of electricity you can attach to Electro’s face, evoking the villain’s classic comic book costume. Electro will retail for around US$285 ($396) and is slated for release in late 2023. [Hot Toys]
Hasbro Transformers Generations chooses Voyager Cyclonus and Nightstick
Even though Starscream was a fan favorite among the Decepticons, he was also a bit of a loose cannon with an itchy finger and an even stronger itch to usurp Megatron. As second-in-command, Cyclonus (first introduced in The Transformers: The Movie as a creation of Unicron) was stronger, smarter, and more loyal to Galvatron, and even transformed into a slightly cooler space jet. The Hasbro Transformers Generations Selects Voyager Cyclonus figure converts from robot mode to space jet mode in 33 steps, and includes a Nightstick figure that rebuilds into a blaster, plus a foil sticker sheet to apply. It won’t officially be available until August 1st, but you can pre-order it on the Hasbro Pulse site now for US$39 ($54).
Prime Time Toys Dart Zone jurassic world Blasters
One-upping Nerf with a line of dinosaur-themed blasters actually tied to the jurassic world franchise, Prime Time Toys has unveiled three new dart shooters for kids who love dinosaurs as much as they love pretending to shoot them. The tameest of the bunch is the $10 ($14) Jurassic World Dominion Adventure Force: Blue Blaster which looks like a velociraptor spitting foam darts (which may not be scientifically accurate) followed by the 30 Adventure Force $ ($42) Jurassic World Dominion: Pyroraptor with a 10-shot dart cartridge and a range of 24.38 m.
For adults, the $65 ($90) Adventure Force Tactical Strike Jurassic Pro Ultimate Dart Blaster will launch darts at over 38.10m per second; it features a modular design with a removable taser muzzle brake and a removable stock that appears to include a giant mosquito trapped in amber. All three blasters will be Walmart exclusives, but while the Tactical Strike should be available now, the other two will arrive closer to August.
Hasbro Connect 4 Marvel Spider-Man Edition
Like the two Monopoly and UN have resoundingly proven there is a lot of money to be made by producing themed versions of board games that people already own. Not to be outdone, Hasbro has apparently started making themed versions of Connect 4 starting with a US$20 ($28) Marvel Spider-Man Edition, the only theme of which seems to be discs featuring designs by Peter Parker or Miles Morales. The gameplay is exactly the same, get four in a row to win, but couldn’t they have at least thrown a web or two on it?
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Editor’s note: The release dates in this article are based in the US, but will be updated with local Australian dates as soon as we know more.